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Quality Engineer - Garden Grove, CA

Date: Jan 7, 2021

Location: Garden Grove, CA, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.


Job Summary

The Quality Engineer is responsible for improving and maintaining customer quality ratings as well as the collection of data to reduce cost of poor quality. They also facilitate root cause analysis and problem resolution within manufacturing cells.


Job Responsibilities

- Improve and maintain customer quality ratings.
- Support collection of data to reduce cost of poor quality.        
- Facilitate root cause analysis and problem resolution within manufacturing cells.
- Conduct system audits.
- Disposition non-conforming product and ensure corrective actions are generated.
- Manufacturing process knowledge.
- Facilitate AS9102 First Article Inspection as required.
- Facilitate Product Delivery as required.
- Run daily, weekly, monthly metrics.
- Conduct system and process audits and product audits.


Required Qualifications 
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field required.
- 5+ years’ experience in quality engineering in the aerospace industry required..
- Experience required with: GD&T; performing and facilitating first article inspection (AS9102); MRB/non-conforming parts; reading and understanding engineering drawing and specifications, including dimensional requirements.
- Willingness to work weekends required.
- Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements.  

Additional Qualifications
- Quality Accreditation.
- Graduate Degree in Engineering.
- Experience with MS Office, specifically Excel and Minita.
- Quality systems experience (AS9100, inspection, FAI, PRB/MRB).
- Lean and Continuous Improvement skills / 6Sigma background

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles